August, 2010


  • Microsoft Press

    The Bookshelf: Exchange Server

    Hi, my name is Andrew Richards. I’m an Exchange Escalation Engineer in Microsoft Support. In this new Microsoft Press blog series, I’m going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what books can be found on the bookshelves of engineers in and around the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. As we wander the hallways (and bookshelves) over the next few months, I expect we’ll find some obvious books, such as the “Self-Paced Training Kit,” “Administrator Companion,” and “Administrator's Pocket Consultant” books, but I also hope to uncover some hidden gems that will help you master a specific product. As I cover each engineer’s bookshelf, if you have a missing favorite or an opinion on a book that I’ve talked about, please feel free...
  • Microsoft Press

    A great week in Amazon book reviews

    As part of our overall program for improving our customers’ satisfaction with our titles, the Microsoft Press team (publisher, editorial director, managing editor, all the editors, the covers team) meets every week to go over the Amazon reviews of Microsoft Press books posted during the previous week. We do this to look for areas of improvement and specific customer issues that we can address immediately (for example, a download link not working). This week we’re going over the reviews, 27 of them, that were posted during the week that ended July 26, 2010. We’d like to share those reviews today because we are always striving for just such a week of customer feedback (and always looking to fine-tune our publishing program to make such weeks more common)! Thank you to everyone for the kind words...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebook: Petzold’s Programming Windows Phone 7 (Special Excerpt 2)

    Just in time for VSLive in Redmond, here’s a second draft preview ebook of Charles Petzold’s upcoming Programming Windows Phone 7 ! The first preview ebook contained six chapters. This one contains eleven chapters (and 265 pages): Part I   The Basics Chapter 1   Hello, Windows Phone 7 Chapter 2   Getting Oriented Chapter 3   An Introduction to Touch Chapter 4   Bitmaps, Also Known as Textures Chapter 5   Sensors and Services Chapter 6   Issues in Application Architecture Part II   Silverlight Chapter 7   XAML Power and Limitations Chapter 8   Elements and Properties Part III   XNA Chapter 20   Principles of Movement Chapter 21   Textures and Sprites Chapter 22  ...
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